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Parent/Family Resources

The Gifted and Talented Program provides multiple seminars and presentations for parents throughout the year. See below for parent resources, documents, and useful links.


As a parent or caregiver, you may understand that the differences your child exhibits relate to her giftedness, but your child/learner likely does not. When children notice and feel different from their peers, they seek explanations. See this resource from NAGC, Talking with your child about giftedness for some great tips and strategies.

 

 

Advocating for Your Child
Parents often wonder when and how to approach their child's teacher if their child seems unhappy or not challenged in the classroom. This NAGC TIP sheet on Classroom Advocacy offers some suggestions on starting this conversation to partner with your child’s teacher.


                                           Summer Fun for Families


GT Family Resources for Summer

SENG PARENT BOOK STUDy

For more information about the SENG/Family Book Study Group, click here.   

 

Parent/Family Learning and Meetings

Feb 24, 2020 Collaborative Panel: JAGC & Jeffco GT  A panel of the Jeffco Association for Gifted Children (JAGC) Board members and GT Resource Teachers, Social-Emotional Counselors and the Director from Jeffco’s GT Department collaborated to answer a variety of questions that had been submitted by a previous survey.  The questions and resources cited in answering those and providing further guidance from that evening are available on these slides.

USEFUL LINKS

 Social-Emotional Resources for Parents and Students

Jeffco’s Mental Health & Wellness Hub: During this stressful and uncertain time, it is essential to address and tend to the mental health and wellness of ourselves, our family, and community.  Jeffco’s Mental Health & Wellness Hub has numerous resources and supports on a variety of social-emotional and mental health topics for families and students, including a monthly focus and seminar series!

Academic/Scholarship Resources

  • Center for Bright Kids(CBK) Locally-based organization that provides the Western Academic Talent Search (WATS), providing opportunities to take above-level testing to recognize outstanding academic ability, as well as CBK Summer Programs for high-interest, high-ability students.
  • Davidson Institute  Check out the Davidson Institutes Free Guidebooks for info on Advocacy, College Entrance, Twice Exceptionality, Mentorships and other great family resources
  • UNC Summer Enrichment Programs (SEP): overnight summer camps that provide unique learning experiences addressing the intellectual and affective needs of gifted learners at the University of Northern Colorado - Greeley.
  • Yunasa Summer camps offered by the Institute for Educational Advancement, including one in Colorado.

 

GT Presentations

1/21/21

The GT Department hosted a virtual Parent/Family Learning Night on January 20, 2021.  Please select the appropriate session title below to view slides from that presentation:

10/5/20

9/16/20

1/27/2020

  • Letting Go: Managing Anxiety and Perfectionism - How does anxiety mainfest in gifted children? Come learn how anxiety can mix with over-excitabilities, social challenges and perfectionism. We will talk about how anxiety can lool in gifted children as well as how to help manage and develop effective coping strategies.
  • Gifted & Talented 101 - How is "giftedness" defined? How does JeffCo identify gifted students? What is an ALP? How do I get my student tested? Can a student be gifted in one area but really struggle in others? These are all questions (among many others) that will be answered during this session. Join us if you are new to GT, new to JeffCo, or just want more information about giftedness and GT programming. 
  • Executive Function - Support your child in building their executive functioning skills. We will share both classroom and home resources. These easy to use tools help build the habits necessary to be successful in life.


12/11/19-11/17/19 CogAT Information Nights

9/23/19 Parent/Family Learning Presentation


 

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